US House Speaker Boehner confirms budget deal

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) – U.S. House of
Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that a deal
had been struck on funding the federal government for the rest
of the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30, ending fears of a
government shutdown.

“I am pleased Senator Reid and I and the White House have
been able to come to an agreement that will in fact cut
spending and keep our government open,” Boehner told
reporters.

He added that the House will vote later on Friday on a
stopgap bill to keep the government open beyond midnight and
until the broader spending bill can be written and passed by
Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; editing by Philip Barbara)

US House Speaker Boehner confirms budget deal